Rawalpindi - The district administration and police have urged the citizens not to allow their children to violate the kite-flying ban imposed by the provincial government else strict action would be taken against them.

A police spokesman informed this agency that over 110,000 kites have been recovered during January and February with 4,000 kites-flying string rolls while 220 accused have been sent behind the bars. Six Suzuki pick-ups, six motorcycles and a rickshaw being used for transportation of kites have also been impounded.

He said police have registered 195 cases during this season while violators were sent behind the bars.

He said, on the directive of Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Talat Mahmood Gondal and City Police Officer Rawalpindi Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, strict action is being taken against the ban violators.

Now, it has been decided that FIRs would also be registered against heads of the families whose children to be found violating the ban or their rooftops being used for kite flying.

The deputy commissioner has directed the authorities to conduct regular operations against the ban violators and also launch an awareness campaign to acquaint the citizens about risks involved in kite flying.

He informed that police netted 52 rules violators on Friday and registered 45 FIRs while also recovered 7,000 kites and 150 string rolls.

Superintendent of Police Potohar, Syed Ali informed that RA Bazaar police recovered two pistols, sound system, kites, string rolls and rounded up seven violators including Behram Khan son of Chaudhry Sajjad from Tench Bhatta.

He informed that he himself supervised the raids conducted to net the kite flying ban violators and kite sellers.

He said strict action in accordance with the law is being taken against the rules violators.

The city police officer also requested the parents to stop their children from getting involved in such activities as a crackdown against kite flyers has already started in the city.

The spokesman informed that special squads have been formed to net the violators while deputy superintendents of police and station house officers are also taking part in the operation.